The Effect of the Kodaly Music Methodology on Reading Fluency in Second Grade Students
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Type of Work31 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Music -- Instruction and study -- Juvenile -- Research
Reading (Elementary) -- Research
Second grade (Education) -- Research
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the Kodály Music Methodology on the reading fluency of second grade students. The participants in this study were enrolled in a Baltimore County Public School for the 2013-2014 school year. All of the students received the Baltimore County Public Schools Music Curriculum while the treatment group was instructed primarily in the Kodály Methodolgy. The treatment group also participated in a take home study that focused on music literacy, sight reading, and pitch exploration all outlined by the Kodály Method. The study lasted over the course of 6 weeks with the participants receiving 50 minutes of instruction once a week, and then at home practice that was monitored by parents. While both groups increased their score on the post-test, the null hypothesis was retained.